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Last Updated: Friday, 14 April 2006, 13:21 GMT 14:21 UK
Swan shot over 'bird flu fears'
A healthy swan which was shot at least nine times in the chest may have been targeted because of concerns over bird flu, wildlife rescuers said.

The badly bleeding swan, which was found struggling to get to a river at Dinton, Wiltshire, had to be put down.

Philip Groombridge, from Salisbury Wildlife Rescue, believes it was shot out of the sky.

"People are frightened of swans landing on their land with the bird flu, people are shooting at everything," he said.




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